Beneficial Use of Dredged Material from the Illinois Marine Transportation System

Approximately 270 to 285 million cubic yards of materially dredged annually by the US Army Corps of Engineering is reusable because it is NOT contaminated. Therefore, IDOT is interested in exploring possible uses of nonhazardous dredged material in roads, ports, intermodal facilities, and other applicable civic improvement programs that are in compliance with environmental regulations. This project aims to characterize the origin of the subject-dredged material because the method of dredging influences the material properties and potential reuse options; quantify dredging volumes across Illinois; identify existing limitations for reuse of such materials; and propose potential modifications to remove these limitations to increase the reuse of noncontaminated dredged materials.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stark, Timothy

      Osouli, Abdolreza

    • Start Date: 20190901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01714408
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-212
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 22 2019 1:13PM